Young Driver AMR: Tomas Enge Brno GT1 Preview

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tomas Enge heads to start in his home round of the GT1 World Championship in Brno (May 21/23). Although Brno Circuit hosts the brand new GT1 World Championship for the first time, Gran Turismo races have had long tradition there. Tomas Enge will participate in the GT1 World in Brno together with his team-mate Darren Turner, and under the guise of Young Driver AMR team.

The very first Grand Turismo race took place in Brno in September 2000. One year later also Tomas Enge participated in Brno race in the GT2 class at the wheel of Porsche 996 GT3-RS, and finished seventh. In the following season Tomas Enge drove Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello in the premiere GT class for the first time there, but he withdrew. In following years he wasn’t able to fight for the highest positions due to the cars. This year, driving Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin DBR9 Tomas Enge will have a chance to reach a good result.

The Aston Martin DBR9 driven by Tomas Enge and Darren Turner obtained 30kg of the ballast and the air restrictor was reduced after the Silverstone race. Well, the crew hopes the car will be competitive even so.

Before the beginning of the GT1 World racing weekend, several events are waiting for Tomas. He is going to visit a fire station and then to be a guest in official press conference. Afterwards Tomas will prepare for the practice sessions, which start on Friday May 21st at 9:00 am.

The qualifying starts on Saturday May 22nd at 11:15 am. Qualification results determinate the grid of the qualifying race, which starts on Saturday at 5:30 pm, and rewards three first drivers by extra points. The qualifying race determinate the grid of the championship race, which starts on Sunday May 23rd at 2:15 pm.

Tomas Enge, Young Driver AMR team’s driver: “I am looking forward to Brno very much. I just hope the weather will be better during the weekend, especially due to the fans’ convenience. For me and Darren Turner and also for our car doesn’t matter if it’s raining. After the Silverstone race we obtained 30kg of ballast, but I don’t think it is so much it could avoid us to fight on the top.

I want to invite all fans to Brno. The GT1 World Championship brings six distinctive brands on the grid and more than forty experienced drivers, who are going be very competitive in both two races.”

Czech motorsport TV SPORT 5 will broadcast GT1 World Championship round in Brno LIVE.

GT1 World on SPORT 5:

Saturday May 22nd
12:00 Qualifying - RE-LIVE
17:10 Qualifying race - LIVE

Sunday May 23rd
13:30 Championship race - LIVE

Monday May 24th
10:15 Qualifying race - Repeat
11:30 Race - Repeat

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